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RDPHDAPP - Doctor of Philosophy

Course Specification


Validation status Validated
Highest award Doctor of Philosophy Level Doctoral
Possible interim awards
Total credits for course 0
Awarding institution London Metropolitan University
Teaching institutions London Metropolitan University
School School dependent on research area
Subject Area Subject dependent on research area
Attendance options
Option Minimum duration Maximum duration
Full-time 4 YEARS 7 YEARS
Part-time 3 YEARS  
Course leader  

Career opportunities

Many people with an PhD become lecturers, teachers or researchers, but these are by no means the only destinations.

Depending on your discipline, you may go into industry (this is frequently the case for graduates in biological or computer science), the City (business and law graduates), public sector management and/or policy-making (social science and business graduates), international governmental organisations (social science and business graduates), the social professions or non-governmental organisations.

Many of our graduates are mid-career and use their degree for career enhancement in (for services, education, counselling, health and social care, or diplomacy.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (first or upper-second class), although applicants will usually tend to have obtained a master's degree before entry

Candidates with other qualifications are considered on their merits.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

The University only offers supervision to candidates if there is adequate available supervisory expertise in the area of the research project.

Official use and codes

Approved to run from 2017/18 Specification version 1 Specification status Validated
Original validation date 11 May 2017 Last validation date 11 May 2017  
Sources of funding FUNDED ENTIRELY BY STUDENT TUITION FEES
JACS codes 100314 (humanities): 100%
Route code PHDAPP